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Albino Redwoods May Hold Key to Understanding Forest Health

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Albino redwoods, white-leaved, shorter versions of their towering brethren, have baffled scientists for years. But new research suggests that these “ghosts of the forest” may filter toxins from the soil and contribute to overall ecosystem health. We discuss the implications of the findings and look at ongoing efforts to protect California’s redwoods.

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Zane Moore, Plant Biology PhD student, University of California, Davis

Emily Burns, Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League

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